Crowds return to racing today at Haydock, Lingfield, Ludlow and Kempton, with a maximum of 2,000 spectators permitted at each of the courses. However all 4 courses expect to number their actual attendance in three figures rather than four.
- No alcohol will be served, but in other respects the raceday experience will be as close to normal as social distancing protocols permit.
- Spectators will obviously have a fantastic view of the racing itself, and there will be good access to the parade ring and winner’s enclosure.
- A sell-out crowd of 2,000 fans will watch horses race over the Grand National fences on Saturday.
Cheltenham will need to find a new sponsor for its most prestigious race after the cider-maker Magners said that it will not take up an option to back the Gold Cup in 2022 after its initial three-year contract ends next March.